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Friday, October 17 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
World Forum for Acoustic Ecology - Eric Leonardson LIMITED

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Special presentation - Eric Leonardson is the chair of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology and will discuss the practice, history and conceptual basis for Acoustic Ecology. http://wfae.proscenia.net

The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals in Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia that share a common concern with the state of the world's soundscapes. WFAE members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.

International WFAE conferences are held throughout the world with the most recent ones hosted in Mexico City (2009), Koli Finland (2010), and Corfu Greece (2011). 

WFAE'S Mission:

WFAE works in collaboration with its world-wide network of Affiliated Organizations to promote:

Education - in listening to the soundscape, sharpening aural awareness and deepening listeners' understanding of environmental sounds and their meanings

Research and Study - of the social, cultural, scientific and ecological aspects of the sonic environment

Publishing and Distributing of information and research on Acoustic Ecology.

Protecting and Preserving existing natural soundscapes and times and places of quiet. 

Designing and Creating healthy and acoustically balanced sonic environments.


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Leah Barclay

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University
Co-Chair, Sonic Environments (www.sonicenvironments.org)

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Eric Leonardson

Adjunct Associate Professor Sound, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology
Hello, I'm a Chicago-based audio artist, serving as co-founder and President of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology.I'm interested in connecting people with the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to understanding the role of sound and listening in natural habitats and human societies. We promote public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation... Read More →

Friday October 17, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
  Symposium, Panel
  • Abstract Eric Leonardson: “Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening” What is "Ethical Listening"? This presentation introduces the fundamental role of listening in everyday experience, the arts, sciences, and humanities. As 2014 is the centennial year of the death of “Martha” the last passenger pigeon, a species that once flourished in North America by the billions, and hunted to extinction within less than a century. Ethical listening offers one non-obvious way to balance information with intuition, and reflection, about animal encounters in the urban wilderness, with hope for the possibilities of social and ecological recovery from extinction. Recent global and local activities in sound making and listening offer models for public engagement in soundscape awareness and critical citizenship.

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